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Development Contacts

Director of Development:
Stacy Ridenour
sridenour@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 246

Major Gifts Officer:
Howard Wheeldon
hwheeldon@sarasotaopera.org 
941-366-8450, ext. 538

Individual Giving Officer:
Amanda Chandler
achandler@sarasotaopera.org 
941-366-8450, ext. 250

Corporate & Special Events Officer:
Jennifer Simms
jsimms@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 402

Development Assistant:
Claire Wallace
cwallace@sarasotaopera.org
941-366-8450, ext. 416

Sarasota Opera
Development Department
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

2014-2015 Season Donor Benefits

Donors receive all benefits of their giving level, plus all benefits of lower giving levels.

$25,000 and up (Season Co-Producer)
  Photo recognition in the program book and on surtitle screens for all operas
  A private dinner party with principal artists

$5,000 - $24,999 (Co-Producer)
  Access to the McCorkle Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Opera House
  The opportunity to co-produce a different opera for each $5,000 gift increment (one opera at  $5,000, two operas at $10,000, and so on).
  Photo recognition in the program book and on surtitle screens, corresponding with opera selection.
  A private dinner onstage, and more!

STAR Levels:

$3,000 - $4,999 (Benefactor)
  One McCorkle Lounge Guest pass (for two people) - New Benefit!
  Picture in the Winter Program book - New Benefit!

$2,000 - $2,999  (Ambassador) – New Level!
  Two admissions to the Dress Rehearsals of three Winter 2015 productions (The Marriage of Figaro, The Golden Cockerel and Don Carlos)

$1,000 - $1,999 (Regent)
  Two admissions to the Dress Rehearsal of two Winter 2015 productions (The Marriage of Figaro and The Golden Cockerel)
  Regents Reception with artists performing on the Artist Concert
  Gonye Opera Club Discount *

$500 - $999 (Associate)
  Two admissions to the Dress Rehearsal of one Winter 2015 production (The Marriage of Figaro)

$350 - $499 (Patron)
  STAR Lapel Pin
  Invitation to Special Events

$250 - $349 (Sustainer)
 •  Invitation to the STAR Coffee and Lecture

$150 - $249 (Sponsor)
  Your Name Listed in the Program Book

$75 - $149 (Donor)
  Complimentary Subscription to Sarasota Opera’s Libretto Newsletter
  Invitation to the Apprentice Welcome Concert

(Should you take advantage of the Opera Club discount, an additional $225 would not be deductible.)

Donate now!

Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of producing world-class opera.

For more information or to donate, please contact Sarasota Opera’s Development Department:
(941) 366-8450, or mail your contribution to:

Sarasota Opera, Development Dept,
61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

You can make a difference! Make a secure online donation today!